Fueled by pixels, pantones & peanut butter, Nadiya Virani is a creative, multidisciplinary Graphic Designer with an eye for innovation & passion for typography. She recalls her first Creative Wake Up Call and how it propelled her into a career that assists others in bringing their own creative visions to life.
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BY FEDERICO GAGGIO
@ VOL 114
ON MAY 28, 2014
With an educational background in graphic design and a career in brand building, Federico Gaggio shares his inspirations and idols he's met along the way- from teachers to friends, and graphic designers to film directors. Moving between Milan, New York City, Paris and most recently, London, Federico has learned from a wide range of creative minds.
The Art of Cycling
BY VERONICA ABRENICA
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 25, 2016
"I had to do it for myself to grow within..."
In The Art of Cycling at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, Veronica Abrenica shares her journey of cycling across the United States and how it has influenced her life for the better, one mile at a time.
Veronica is a cycling enthusiast who believes in the power of cycling to bring clarity, balance and empowerment into one's life. She has cycled across the US with "Bike and Build" and all around Ireland with "Cycle Against Suicide". Her talk is a call to action to pursue something meaningful and challenging, to break routine and wake up your senses.
Your call is important - please hold the line
Rod Jones spoke to us about Call Centres not just how they generally annoy us but to how they work and the pressures that each of the staff are under. He further informed us how South Africa is providing employment for our youth through call centres and training to these individuals
All in a fun and enjoyable presentation manner with humour.
Answering Nature's Call
Amy Marr is the Visitor Programmes Coordinator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu where she spend her days, evenings and occasionally her weekends organising and coordinating events and programmes for diverse audiences that support the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions. Sometimes her job involves organising and running a Len Lye themed party with 3000 attendees, DJs, bands and silent disco, and other times it sees her cleaning pee off the children’s playground.
Amy conceptualised and runs, 'The Mix' a series of events that opens the gallery at night and brings a new mix to the gallery with speakers, performances, food and drink. These events give visitors a chance to experience the gallery's collections after dark.
When she's not at the Art Gallery, you can find her in the bush in a colour coordinated tramping outfit. 'Answering nature's call' is not what you might expect. Amy has grown up to embrace the squat wee and this talk takes us on a hunt for places to relieve herself while in the hills tramping and exploring.